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Parent and Family Quick Links

EEC Home Page

EEC Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Forms for Managing Family Child Care
Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
Professional Qualificactions Registry
Form 51A
Educator and Parent Forms

Sample Forms Packet:: A comprehensive packet of forms needed to be filled out and submitted by Educators and parents in order to comply with child care standards.

FCC Parent Handbook - This handbook and enrollment packet, given to parents by Family Child Care providers, outlines many policies and procedures that relate to childcare, including required information that providers must give to parents upon enrollment
Child Enrollment Forms describes the information that parents must give to their provider upon enrolling their child in a Family Child Care program such as emergency contact numbers, allergies and other important information about their child   PDF  DOC
CFCC Transportation Request Forms
Educator Quick Links

EEC TRAINING ACCESS & Professional Development Opportunities


STEP 1: go to the EEC Website -This link will bring you to the State Education page.STEP 2: Under the heading “Our Organization” find: Department of Early Education and Care (click on it)

OR follow this link to go directly to the site.


On the left side of the EEC Home page there is a section titled Key Resources, scroll down to find:


Five Rights to Medication Administration                        

Click on MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION, this will link you to The Five Rights of Medication Administration Training or click here to access EEC’s Medication Training.

Oral Health

Click on Professional Training and scroll down to Licensing Regulations Resources. Scroll down the page and click on “Health, Safety, & Medication Administration Training”, find Oral Health and click on the link to view the power-point.

Go directly to the training by clicking here.


Transportation Safety Training

Click on Professional Training and scroll down to find the Transportation training or follow this link.


Nutrition Course

Go to and click on On-Line Courses and select the Child Care tab. Scroll to the Free online course titled “Serving Adequate Foods in Childcare” and click on Register Now. (Note: you have to create and account/register before gaining access to the training.) This link will take you directly to the page. 

Trainings listed below can be accessed by going to the EEC website and clicking on Professional Trainings listed under Key Resources.

Foundations of the MA QRIS                                                                                                                               As part of its expanding online learning options, Wheelock College has launched a new free online course designed for early childhood educators interesting in moving up levels in the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s new Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Developed by Wheelock College’s Aspire Institute with funding and support from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and in collaboration with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, this free course provides information about the purpose of QRIS, the levels of QRIS, and measurement tools for children and programs that are part of the system. The course is available in multiple languages at

Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers Course -The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Institute for Education and Professional Development (IEPD) are excited to announce a new course on the Early Learning Guidelines for Infants Toddlers. The course, "Incorporating the MA Early Learning Guidelines for Infants Toddlers into your Program," will be posted on Open Course Ware by University of Massachusetts, Boston this summer. Educators to take the course for self-study, facilitated study to obtain (CEUs) or for college credit through Westfield State University. The self-study guide for each course provides you with an overview of the Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers course.

Self-Study Guide for the course Description: PDF

Distance Learning Study Guide Description: PDF

Zero to Three Training Modules

EEC and its partners from Department of Public Health, Head Start, Higher Education and the EEC Educator Provider Support (EPS) Grantees have just completed a four day statewide leadership training initiative for infant and toddler settings. The purpose of this training initiative is to build a solid foundation for early learning in infant and toddler settings and to create a statewide infant and toddler leadership network through regional collaborations. Regional networks are being formed through the EPS Grantees in the fall of 2011.

Three training modules created by the National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative @Zero to Three, a project of the Federal Child Care Bureau was used as the framework for this initiative.

Module 1: Relationships the Heart of Development and Learning Description: PDF

Module 2: Supporting Infant/Toddler Development, Screening, and Assessment Description: PDF

Module 3: Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Individualization Description: PDF

Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care – Training

It is best to SAVE the file, on to your computer system, rather than Open it.

If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your system, a PowerPoint viewer is available at the following link.

Access to activities, developmental goals and information for young children, as well as health and safety resources
pps Over 12,000 FREE ideas for parents and educators of young children. The Perpetual Preschool site also offers multiple $5.00 online trainings!
zerotothree ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and
supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ASQ No matter what role you play in early childhood screening, you’ll love what Ages and Stages offers: fast, user-friendly questionnaires, quick and easy scoring, and clear and reliable results that help you catch delays early.
Websites for Families and Educators



Child Nutrition Programs


harms Family Childcare Environmental Rating (HARMS) Scale is designed to assess family child care programs conducted in a provider's home for children from infancy through school-age.
nafcc  The National Association for Family Child Care, NAFCC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
pace PACE ChildcareWorks provides parents with child care referrals and information on evaluating quality childcare, plus resources on various parenting issues. They offer childcare providers access to valuable training and support services for new or established programs.
HHC Home Health and Childcare is recognized for providing innovative state-of-the-art programs that assist and support individuals in making informed decisions regarding family care services.
WIC WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. 
MassGovLogo The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) has 25 offices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To search for an office near you click here
MassGovLogo Early Intervention is a statewide, integrated, developmental service available to families of children between birth and three years of age. Children may be eligible for EI if they have developmental difficulties due to identified disabilities, or if typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances.
massgovlogo  Search Massachusetts Early Education Programs/Child Care.  Only EEC licensed programs will appear in your search results. Some programs are EEC license exempt and will not appear.
sails Sails Library Network
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mml Healthy choices for children and families are available at Mass. Public Health - Mass in Motion- Healthy Living
Parental Stress Help Line  24-hour support and guidance hotline for parents and caregivers.
PBS Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators
scholarship The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate or bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs. 
eeclogo Massachusetts Core Competencies for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Educators  EEC encourages educators and programs to use this first edition of Core Competencies to validate their education, skills, and experience and to plan the next steps in their professional growth.
eeclogo EEC Professional Development Access
cdalogo The CDA Program is designed to assess and credential early childhood care and education professionals based on performance. Earning the CDA Credential has many advantages, including motivating caregivers toward continuing education and providing a platform for professional and career opportunities.
Family Child Care Curriculum Guide
Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences PDF “The Green Book”

Early Childhood Program Standards PDF “The Blue Book”

Infant Toddler Guidelines